(June 1965)

Marvel, 1959 Series
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Volume
1
Price
0.12 USD
Pages
36
Indicia Frequency
monthly
Publisher's Age Guidelines
Approved by the Comics Code Authority
Indicia / Colophon Publisher
Vista Publications, Inc.
Brand
Marvel Comics Group [under character box]
Editing
Stan Lee
Color
color
Dimensions
standard Silver Age U.S.
Paper Stock
glossy cover; newsprint interior
Binding
saddle-stitched
Publishing Format
was ongoing series

[no title indexed] (Table of Contents)

Iron Man; Captain America / cover / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Frank Giacoia
Colors
Stan Goldberg
Letters
Artie Simek ?

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Red Skull [Johann Schmidt]; Attuma
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If I Fail, a World Is Lost! (Table of Contents: 1)

Iron Man / comic story / 12 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Don Heck
Inks
Mike Esposito [as Mickey Demeo]
Colors
?
Letters
Sam Rosen

Genre
superhero
Characters
Iron Man [Tony Stark]; Attuma; Senator Byrd; Pepper Potts; Happy Hogan; Atlanteans
Synopsis
Senator Byrd has come to audit Stark's factory. He is displeased that Stark kept him waiting. Happy decides to impress Pepper by offering to test Stark's new submarine. Tony insists that Iron Man does the testing. Happy leaves feeling disgruntled. Under the sea, Iron Man in the sub stumbles across Attuma who is preparing to attack the surface world. They battle. Iron Man destroys Attuma's weapon by ramming it with the sub. Iron Man survives the resulting explosion and has to explain the failure of the test to Byrd, who is highly critical of Stark. Happy, meanwhile, is nowhere to be found.
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The Fantastic Origin of the Red Skull (Table of Contents: 2)

Captain America / comic story / 10 pages (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Pencils
Jack Kirby
Inks
Chic Stone
Colors
?
Letters
Art Simek

Genre
superhero
Characters
Captain America [Steve Rogers]; Red Skull [Johann Schmidt] (origin); Adolf Hitler (flashback); Shultz (Nazi scientist)
Synopsis
The Red Skull's origin is told and Cap is brainwashed into being a Nazi.
Awards
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[no title indexed] (Table of Contents: 3)

Mails of Suspense / letters page / 1 page (report information)

Script
Stan Lee
Letters
Typeset

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Indexer Notes

Letters page includes The Mighty Marvel Checklist.

Letters from Jerry Pritchett, Jim Poreliski, Larry Libby and Derrill Rothermich

Mighty Marvel Checklist - comics listed with a synopsis are Fantastic Four #39, Spider-Man #254, Avengers #165, X-Men #11, Thor (Journey Into Mystery) #116, Strange Tales #133 (although a typographical error claims it to be #155), Astonish #68 and Sgt. Fury #18.

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Series Information
Table of Contents
  1. 0. [no title indexed]
    Iron Man; Captain America
  2. 1. If I Fail, a World Is Lost!
    Iron Man
  3. 2. The Fantastic Origin of the Red Skull
    Captain America
  4. 3. [no title indexed]
    Mails of Suspense
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